An excellent residential block on a low budget
Mikhail Riches Ltd with Cathy Hawley for Isis Regeneration and Muse Developments
Contract value: £4.5m
Circulation here is kept to a minimum to achieve the high density required. The overall composition is legible and interesting. The single brick, with coloured flush pointing, is a clear move to create homogeneity, as though the building is carved out of a single solid block. The dwellings, although built to minimum space standards, feel spacious and well planned.
The architects have achieved an excellent residential block on a low budget, out of a D+B process. The result is economic and functional, but thoughtful and charming.